I woke up this morning and heard the voice of God speak to me, “You are entering into a season of Discovery and Recovery”. I was instantly alert and felt that God was giving me a new message. I started to get a download from the Kingdom of God and began writing it down.Many of you reading this have gone through severe trials and transitions. But everything is getting ready to change! New things are going to be discovered and lost things are going to be recovered!
I’m going to share with you some of my journey that I have been on the last several years. There were many delays and trials. But God is going to give us “smiles for trials” and “cheers for tears”. Often God will use me to prophesy in rhyme. I believe because now is the “appointed time”.
In 1996 I was inspired by the Lord to start reaching out to the youth. I had put together a team of people and we just started praying, asking God for direction. After much prayer it was determined that we were going to put on a concert with several bands. We selected the date, found the venue and secured the music groups who would be performing. Everything was in place but we didn’t have the name for the event.
One day I was driving home from the gym when God spoke to me, “There is a greater wave coming than the Jesus Movement! I want you to call the event Youthwave and the slogan will be…be a part of the NEW WAVE”. I was stunned. Youthwave! What a great name! The very first Youthwave concert was on September 13, 1996 at the Anaheim Vineyard and over 5000 kids showed up and hundreds came to know the Lord.
But the interesting thing was that this concert happened to fall on Rosh Hashanah. At the time I didn’t know anything about the Jewish Feasts. Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year” and is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the high holidays (Days of Awe) and is celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur.
This year Rosh Hashanah was celebrated at sundown on October 2, 2016. This will be the year 5777. It has been 20 years since the first Youthwave concert happened! God is going to give us double for our trouble. A great revival and reformation is coming to the world to prepare for the end-time harvest.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sparked the protestant reformation by nailing the 95 theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. He condemned the practice of selling indulgences either for themselves or on behalf of the dead that would release them from punishment due to their sins. His “95 Theses,” which propounded two central beliefs – that the bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds.
I believe that this next great move of God will be another revolution – a revolution of righteousness. God is going to bring forth a move of His love and light to reach those in darkness. It will be a time of discovery and recovery. Jesus left the 99 sheep to find the one which was lost. The harvest is truly plentiful but the laborers are few. Let’s reach the lost at whatever the cost and bring forth a wave of God’s glory. The greatest show on earth is ready to give birth!